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you're taking your life in your hands. today-- reno police organized an operation to catch dangerous drivers in downtown reno. kolo 8 news now's colin lygren is live at 6th and lake. colin, officer wrote several citations. sarah and noah...
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where everything happened today. a plain-clothed officer walked back and forth here all day... looking for drivers who were speeding... texting... and not yielding to pedestrians. nats - crossing the street. nats - that's officer sheffield's job today. "anytime i do enter the street, it makes me a little big nervous." he... and his team of hidden partners are trying to catch dangerous drivers in the act. "the biggest thing is obviously any violation in a crosswalk." so he walks.... about fifty percent of the time... finding a violation. "black mercedes eastbound on 6th street." he calls it in nats - motorcycle and another officer down the street... makes the traffic stop. "us motor officers will then catch up to those vehicles and write citations for those failure to yield to the pedestrian."
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speeding. there are those who are texting... and even people running stop signs. but pedestrian safety is what's most important. "not just here in reno, but nationwide we have seen several pedestrians being hit by vehicles causing substantial bodily harm and sometimes even death." the danger to pedestrians... brutally obvious to our street crosser... officer sheffield. "i've been hit myself in a crosswalk actually last year." a driver... texting... hit him... and broke his leg. scheffield does his job... to make sure that doesn't happen to others. "like i said, a vehicle versus a pedestrian, a pedestrian generally does loose.." r-p-d does pedestrian operations like this pretty often. they're done by officers working overtime... and paid for by the federal office of traffic safety. reporting live downtown... colin lygren... kolo 8 news now. state regulators have given final approval for station casinos to go public again. "vegas incorporated" reports the company catering to las vegas locals had their initial public offering plan approved by the gaming control board yesterday. the business will be publicly traded under the new name, red rock resorts incorporated. but the move has been criticized by the
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has attempted to unionize workers there.### u-n-l-v has finalized a 50-million-dollar deal, to expand its campus by 42 acres. the las vegas sun, reports the school has closed a deal on an empty parcel north of mccarran international airport. it's still undetermined what will be built on the land. one option is to build a new stadium there, while another option is to create a campus village. ### a disturbing discovery along alaskan shorelines: thousands of birds found dead. the common mers murres were found earlier this month. scientists say the birds died of starvation, but they don't know why. more than eight- thousand mers murres were found along a one-mile stretch of shore near anchorage. scientists estimate as many as 100-thousand may have died since august. "scientists tend to get kind of blase about things like this. but this is bigger than i've ever seen." wildlife officials say the die-off points to the
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ecosystem; -and the possibility abnormally warm oceanwater may have killed-off their food supply.### air force officials say a pilot is dead after an f- 16 fighter jet crash in arizona. it happened yesterday near luke air force base, northwest of phoenix. the pilot was a member of the taiwanese air force, taking part in a training mission. officials say the part of that training-- included rigorous maneuvers, such as dog fighting. ### "this training is absolutely critical to teaching our young pilots how to maneuver their aircraft in relationship to one another.. in order to gain and achieve a tactical advantage." dog fighting takes a toll on the body.. violent maneuvers, create a lot of g-force.. and pilots can fall prey to g-induced loss of consciousness--- or g- lock. but the cause of this crash is still under investigation. ### firefighters pulled almost two dozen pets out of a burning home they say the fire and quickly spread to the attic. sean bennett has the story.
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time of uncertainty. a sac-metro firefighter giving oxygen to a frightened maltese just rescued from a fire. "these guys are my kids. i don't ever had, i never had kids." tamara murray says what started as a sound. "and i heard a popping noise and it." quickly turned into something much more. "and it was by my garage door and i opened it up and i seen flames shooting up." adrenaline kicks in as murray frantically tries to figure out how to get all of her pets out alive. she gave the firefighters one mission. "i said, 'don't grab anything else, just grab the animals." and so they began their search through the smoke-filled home. "they were free, roaming throughout the house. there was a lot of things uh, a lot of things packed in the house, which made it difficult for firefighters to get in and find the dogs. fourteen dogs and four cats - all rescued. "and the crews on scene did a great job working together, stopping the fire, getting the dogs out, providing medical care." murray says she's grateful to the firefighters as these
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her pets. they are her family. "these guys sleep with me. don't give me much room in the bed." there's a free event that will keep your kids entertained tomorrow while teaching them about our great outdoors. the sheep show at the reno sparks convention center features the youth wildlife conservation experience. kids can shoot air rifles and bows ... while learning duck calls and making survival bracelets. but they'll also learn about nevada's wildlife. best of all ... it's all free. and parents who take their children to the event can get a free pass into the sheep show. the youth event runs tomorrow from 10 -a-m to 4-p-m. a new clothing boutique in midtown is gearing up for its grand opening. sierra belle offers trendy southern california styles, bringing a modern bohemian twist to reno. owner katherine bock often attends trade shows in l-a and hand picks most of the items seen in the store. the store usually
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of its clothes; so there's always a wide varietof different styles. bock says one of her goals is to provide high-quality outfits at a reasonable price. "i shopped at the big retail stores and i shopped at the smaller boutiques, so i know what it costs. i know how it is, so that's why i wanted to bring something that was affordable to reno." sierra belle will have its grand opening tomorrow from noon to two. there will be free wine and appetizers. the shop will also donate ten-percent of its profits to "step two" a local non-profit helping women rebuild their lives after recovering from addiction.### in tonight's medical minute, a closer look at alternative therapies. we're breaking down the number of people who use them and some of the problems they face. so what kind of weather can we expect
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we will have a closer look at our forecast...and what you can expect in the days to come...right after the break. and the state has sweetened the deal to bring an electric carmaker to nevada. we'll take a closer look at the tax breaks. that's tonight on kolo 8
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it's called complementary medicine. and it's something a growing number of americans swear by. they seem to be putting their money where their aches and pains are. kim bar-gee-ah-rain-ah barguiarena takes a closer look in tonight's medical minute. acupuncture, chiropractic therapy
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little scientific evidence -- a growing number of americans are seeking out these therapies. c-d-c researchers finding that in 2012, more than 8 percent of americans reported using a chiropractor nearly 7 percent said they looked to massage therapy and about 2 percent trying acupuncture. the popularity of all three up, compared to ten years prior. but perhaps the biggest surprise... most people using any of these alternative therapies are willing to pay out of pocket, since insurance doesn't usually pick up the bill -- and when it does, it is usually only partially covered. are these treatments worth the money, covered or not? there's still not much strong science. the best approach, of course, is to talk with your doctor to see if a complementary therapy is safe for you. if you get a green light -- try it, and see if it's worth handing over your cash. with this medical minute, i'm karla barguiarena. winter weather advisory for
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basin, through 4 pm saturday. storm totals of 6-14" above 7000' and 3-6" in the tahoe basin are possible through saturday evening. the second, colder system in this one-two punch of a storm series, will move through the region on saturday. along a sharp cold front, temperatures and snow levels will fall quickly before dawn, changing rain to snow down to near valley floors. while not much accumulation is expected below 5000', the sierra will get enough snow to create winter conditions and necessitate controls on roads. the weather will start to clear up saturday night, with only a stray snow shower lingering through sunday. drier weather will return for most of next work week. another storm is possible by friday, but track, intensity, and snow levels are all still very much in question at this time. -jeff tonight: rain showers. low around 36. breezy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. chance of precipitation is 80%. saturday: snow showers likely before 10 am, then rain and snow likely. cloudy, with a high near 45. breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. chance of precipitation is 70%.
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expected. saturday night: a chance of rain and snow showers, mainly before 10 pm. mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. chance of precipitation is 30%. little or no snow accumulation expected. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 43. west wind around 5 mph becoming north in the morning. sunday night: a slight chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. chance of precipitation is 20%. monday: mostly sunny, with a high near 46. monday night: mostly clear, with a low around 28. tuesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 49. tuesday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. wednesday: partly sunny, with a high near 53. wednesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 31. thursday: partly sunny, with a high near 55. winter weather advisory for
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storm totals of 6-14" above 7000' and 3-6" in the tahoe basin are possible through saturday evening. the second, colder system in this one-two punch of a storm series, will move through the region on saturday. along a sharp cold front, temperatures and snow levels will fall quickly before dawn, changing rain to snow down to near valley floors. while not much accumulation is expected below 5000', the sierra will get enough snow to create winter conditions and necessitate controls on roads. the weather will start to clear up saturday night, with only a stray snow shower lingering through sunday. drier weather will return for most of next work week. another storm is possible by friday, but track, intensity, and snow levels are all still very much in question at this time. -jeff 7000' and 3-6" in the tahoe basin are possible through saturday evening. the second, colder system in this one-two punch of a storm
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region on saturday. along a sharp cold front, temperatures and snow levels will fall quickly before dawn, changing rain to snow down to near valley floors. while not much accumulation is expected below 5000', the tomorrow night. the big rivalry game against unlv... should be a packed house out at lawlor events center. plus...a local baseball player has a new deal, -- and a big raise, -- in the big leagues
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sports now witno's kevin jepsen has avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a one-year deal with the minnesota twins it'll play him just over $5.3 million dollars.... it's a raise of over $2 million from last year... jepsen had a good year, going 3-and-6 out of the bullpen with 15 saves and a 2.33 era... he also had 24 holds, and opposing batters hit just .206 against him... jepsen has played 8 years in the bigs since being drafted in the second round out of bishop manogue high school the big rivalry game will
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spotlight tomorrow... as nevada hosts rival unlv it's been a strange season already for the rebels... a top 10 recruiting class had them near the top 25.... they also had a pair of wins over top 15 ranked teams.. beating indiana and oregon... they were off to a 7- and-1 start, but then lost six of the next 8 games, including their first three confernece games... that cost dave rice his job, fired as head coach.... since then, they've been a lot better... three wins in a row musselman: "unlv's got such great athletes; they're so deep. they run the floor so well. they've got a couple of guys that are really, really good from 3-point range. and so they're a hard to team to cover. they're really, really good in transition. they've got a great press, and then they're playing really well of late." fenner: "they're super athletic. and they're long, so it's important that we box out and do what we're good at. not play their game, play nevada basketball." coleman: "there's a lot of hatred between two teams.
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them, they don't like us. you know, they're playing really good basketball right now. and coming in here, we know they're going to be pumped as well. and they're going to be really excited to play us." tipoff tomorrow is at 7pm... the game will air live on espnu... the wolf pack is a 5 point underdog at the sports books steve kerr is back with the warriors... he will coach his first game of the season tongiht against the pacers... kerr has been out after offseason back surgery.... golden state has not skipped a beat... a 39-and-4 record, the best in the nba, under interim coach luke walton the cavaliers have fired head coach david blatt... the cavs currently have the best record in the east, and went to the finals last season under blatt.... they have already promoted assistant coach tyronn lue to head coach, giving him a new three-year contract. you can watch the cavs first game under coach lue, right here tomorrow night.... they host the bulls at 5:30pm on kolo-tv...
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australian open... after a week of upsets, most of the big names have advanced that includes the defending champ.... serena williams routed daria kasatkina 6-1, 6-1... the whole thing only took 45 minutes, the shortest match yet this year... williams is trying to win the open for a record 7th time... over on the men's side... roger federer beat grigor dimitrov in four sets... at 35, he's the oldest player to reach the
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speed police chase in new zealand. the chase started when a car carrying four people failed to stop. after an hour and half, the chase came to a stop thanks to a huge herd of sheep in the middle of the road. officials say the driver never attempted to run
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all four people in the car were arrested. jeff is back with another check of your forecast. tonight: rain showers. low around 36. breezy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. chance of precipitation is 80%. saturday: snow showers likely before 10 am, then rain and snow likely. cloudy, with a high here tonight at kolo- tv-dot-com. we'll be back right after world news
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breaking news tonight. 80 million americans. tens of thousands without power. the tornadoes, as well. dangerous conditions from the deep south all the way up to new england. blizzard warnings now in effect for several major cities.
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